Olive Oil Dangers – What you should know

Sometime in life a good thing can have an undesirable flip side and olive oil is definitely a good example. As wonderful as this oil is, it can produce artery damaging free radicals when you fry foods in it and toxins if over heated. To be fair, this is true of all cooking oils, but today, we’re talking about my favorite of all oils: olive oil. Read More …

Argan Oil – Uses, Benefits and Recipes

There’s a lot of buzz going on about the awesomeness of Argan oil both as a personal care and culinary product. It’s even packaged in capsule form for medicinal purposes. The big question is how much of the buzz is truth and how much is a big pile of advertising hype. As of 2013, here’s what you need to know before you buy Argan oil. Read More …

Coconut Oil Health Benefits

Will coconut oil make you shed those extra pounds? What about the studies that “proved” coconut oil increased heart disease risk? It can be very confusing to sort through all the rubble of misinformation to get at the facts. This post was written to clear the air of confusion. Read More …

The Truth about Coconut Oil

There is much misinformation about coconut oil. You will read that it’s good for you and you will read that it’s bad for you. So what is the truth about coconut oil? This post will discuss the various types of coconut oil and how it is made. Read More …

What Is Carrier Oil?

There are all kinds of oils out there including the kind you put in your car. However, carrier oils are unique in that they hold a special place in the hearts of aromatherapists and bath product creators alike. It is the carrier oil that carries the essential oil. Carrier oil is what you use to dilute those super powerful essential oils. Read More …

Jojoba Oil – What You Need To Know

Jojoba oil is one of my favorites. Actually, Jojoba “oil” pronounced (Ho-Ho-Ba), isn’t really oil at all, but a wax ester. However, it looks and feels like an oil so I’m going to go right on referring to it as an oil. Anyway, jojoba is more spendy than olive oil (another one of my favorites), but most closely matches the natural oil (sebum) in human skin. That’s one of the reasons you’ll see this oil in a lot of the recipes on this site. But wait!! There’s more, lots more reasons I love this oil. Read More …